In Wheaton, IL and surrounding areas, many are curious whether IV therapy may be helpful for their particular condition or illness. Intravenous nutrient therapy is highly beneficial for those undergoing autoimmune disease treatment as well as those who may be under the care of a heart disease doctor for hypertension, high cholesterol, or other conditions that contribute to cardiovascular disease.
It has been known for a long time that vitamins and minerals (nutrients) can benefit the treatment of disease in many ways. Many times it is too late for oral vitamins and minerals to make much difference in treatment, especially if absorption is impaired due to a poorly functioning GI system. If individual cells are not healthy because they are not being provided with the nutrients they need to function well, we as a whole are not healthy. The goal is to provide cells with all the nutrients that they need to achieve optimal function and become healthy again.
We often use IV vitamin therapy for patients who are receiving cancer treatment, as nutrients and vitamins infused directly into the bloodstream boost the immune system and promote better health. In some instances therapy may be combined with CBD cancer treatment to provide relief both physically and emotionally.
This therapy is recommended for those undergoing chronic pain treatment as well, including those with lupus, fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune diseases. Pain management is made easier as IV therapy is beneficial for those with acute or chronic inflammatory conditions, lower back pain, migraine headaches, and other types of pain.
In order for nutrients to work, they must be admitted into the cell through the cell membrane. If a nutrient cannot move from the outside of a cell to the inside, the body simply filters and excretes it. When a cell is not healthy, it may have difficulty moving nutrients from the outside to the inside. Another way nutrients can enter a cell is through absorption. In this process, nutrients move through the cell membrane. In order for this to occur, there must be a higher concentration of the nutrient on the outside of the cell versus the inside of the cell. Nutrients administered either intramuscularly or directly into the vein (intravenous) achieve this high concentration in the bloodstream which allows the nutrient to enter the cell via absorption. The cells that line the GI tract in the stomach and intestine can only absorb or transport vitamins and minerals so fast and cannot create enough of this high concentration of nutrients in the bloodstream.
The advantages of IV Nutrient therapy include: easy access, rapid administration of nutrients, the ability to provide high doses of nutrients to the inside of cells, the ability to provide proper nutrition when the GI tract is impaired. At Oaktree Wellness Center, we offer IV Nutrition with several different type of IV therapy including Myer's Cocktails, IV High dose Vitamin C, IV Chelation Therapy.
Conditions that may be improved through the use of IV therapy include:
- Viral and bacterial infections: colds, influenza, hepatitis, mononucleosis, viral pneumonia, herpes
- simplex and zoster, as well as candida overgrowth and lyme disease
- Atherosclerosis prevention and treatment
- Wound healing including ulcers of the intestine and skin
- Macular degeneration
- Ulcerative colitis
- Periodontal disease, gingivitis, canker sores
- Low back pain: spinal disc degeneration
- Recovery post exercise
- Athletic Performance
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Poorly functioning immune system
- Autoimmune disease
- Inflammatory conditions: acute and chronic
- Migraine headaches
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Cardiovascular disease
- Peripheral vascular disease including claudication
- Muscle spasm